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History Globe In 1606, some 105 adventurers set off from England to try and establish the first permanent English colony in the New World. They settled in what is now the state of Virginia and called their colony first James Fort, and then James Towne, in honor of James I, the King of England. The early years of the colony were nearly a total disaster. Almost half of the settlers died due to poor choices in settlement location, management of resources, and quarrels with the indigenous Powhatan Indians.

100 Milestone Documents The following is a list of 100 milestone documents, compiled by the National Archives and Records Administration, and drawn primarily from its nationwide holdings. The documents chronicle United States history from 1776 to 1965. Complete List of Documents Please note that you can always use the thumbnail images at the top of every page to navigate directly to any of the 100 Milestone Documents. home 100 milestone documents Who Holds the Federal Debt See the history of the debt limit since 1980. As of the end of March, the federal government owed $14.27 trillion to a wide variety of holders of U.S. Treasury securities. This graphic depicts who those creditors are and the amount they have bought in treasuries. Local History and Genealogy Reading Room Location: 101 Independence Ave. SE Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 100 Washington, D.C. 20540-4660 Contact Information Map showing location Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30am - 9:30pm Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 8:30am - 5:00pm Closed Sundays & Federal Holidays

Teaching History Resources - Historic Newspapers Looking after the world’s largest private archive of original newspapers means that we’re extremely passionate about history. This is why we decided to pick out interesting coverage from historical dates of significance so that others could learn about the past, as it was reported at the time! Our free teaching packs are available in order to help students discover the cause and consequence of historical events. Hard copies are currently available to schools, universities, libraries and accredited education establishments only. Available Resources There are currently three options available which include a book of compiled newspaper coverage and two packs that contain complete newspaper reprints:

Written in Bone - The Secret in the Cellar: A Written in Bone Forensic Mystery from Colonial America The Secret in the Cellar, is a Webcomic based on an authentic forensic case of a recently discovered 17th Century body. Using graphics, photos, and online activities, the Webcomic unravels a mystery of historical, and scientific importance. Online sleuths can analyze artifacts and examine the skeleton for the tell-tale forensic clues that bring the deceased to life and establish the cause of death. Launch The Secret in the Cellar Webcomic. Important Notes: Turn off your browser pop-up blocker to experience all the features.

The Dirksen Congressional Center: [Programs] Congress in the Classroom® What is Congress in the Classroom®? What Do Participants Say About the Program? Session Titles, Presenters, and Presentations, 2013 Selected Presentations, 2012 Selected Presentations, 2011 Selected Presentations, 2010 10 Universities with Amazing Online Collections The folks here at OEDb have put together a stellar list of 10 Universities with Amazing Online Collections. This resource links to some incredible online collections, featuring award-winning photographs, ancient manuscripts, and priceless pieces of history. I know I’m going to want to spend some significant time clicking around these links.

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